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New era, new rules

Times are changing in law enforcement, according to P1 Columnist Gary Klugiewicz. As a new era is ushered in, cops must stop reacting and start responding. Proper response requires that you remain alert, be decisive and have a preplanned practice and response. If you don’t, you’re likely to get popped. Click the video below for three ways you can be prepared.
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Critics slam 'no-knock' police raids

Critics slam 'no-knock' police raids

"No-knock" raids have gone from 3,000 per year in the 1980s to nearly 80,000, said a professor who tracks the issue. Some say the surprise element poses an unnecessary threat to people whose residences are entered. Video: Golf club wielding man shot

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Critics slam 'no-knock' police raids

Some say that the increased use of surprise tactics raises privacy and risk questions - Full Story

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127 charged in Northeast Mafia crackdown

Among those arrested Thursday were union officials, two former police officers and a suspect in Italy - Full Story

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NJ law agencies pool resources under one roof to fight crime

Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson used $250,000 in drug forfeiture money to lease 15,000 square feet in the building, with the hope of strengthening coordination among the many law enforcement agencies policing this deadly city - Full Story

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Atlanta police arrest 246 in week-long sweep

'To remove that many felons off of Atlanta's streets through a cooperative effort is remarkable,' says Atlanta Police Chief George Turner - Full Story

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SWAT raid Ariz. smugglers' drop house, find 10 kids

Two people were arrested on smuggling, kidnapping and extortion charges - Full Story

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Sheriff: Calif. 'bomb factory' will be burned

San Marcos authorities announced their decision to burn the house because it is too dangerous and not habitable - Full Story

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20 agencies respond to mock attack on Calif. dam

The dramatic scenario Wednesday was part of a 12-hour terrorist drill at the nation's second-largest dam - Full Story

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Feds arrest gang suspects in central Nebraska city

Numerous people were arrested as part of a multi-agency operation involving 120 federal and local law enforcement officers to combat gang recruitment - Full Story



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